Vakomana Vaviri Ve Zimbabwe (Two Gentlemen of Verona)

Two Gents performing Two Gentlemen of Verona at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
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Two Gents Productions presents Vakomana Vaviri Ve Zimbabwe or Two Gentlemen of Verona, by William Shakespeare
Directed by Arne Pohlmeier
Performed by Denton Chikura and Tonderai Munyevu

From Verona to Milan, via Harare and Bulawayo, Vakomana Vaviri Ve Zimbabwe takes one of Shakespeare’s earliest comedies and transforms it into a two-man Zimbabwean riot of love, friendship and betrayal.

Two great friends, Valentine and Proteus, vie for the love of the same woman. When Valentine is banished, their friendship is threatened and only through disguise, deception and intrigue are they reconciled. In a broad, loud, triumphantly energetic ‘township’ style the two actors slip into all of the play’s fifteen characters, from amorous suitors to sullen daughters, depressed servants and even a dog!

One of Shakespeare’s most well-loved plays resonates with the Zimbabwean Experience of exile, powerful rulers and personal allegiances in this adaptation that will make you laugh and cry all at once.

View a full performance of Two Gentlemen of Verona at Shakespeare’s Globe in May 2012

Vakomana Vaviri Ve Zimbabwe (Two Gentlemen of Verona) Previous Shows

2012

Wednesday, 9 May
– Globe to Globe Festival @ Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, London

Thursday, 10 May
– Globe to Globe Festival @ Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, London

Thursday, 17 May
– The Pound Arts Centre, North Wiltshire

Thursday, 24 May
– (with post-show discussion) Djanogly Theatre, Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham

Friday, 25 May
– Tara Arts, London

Saturday, 26 May
– Tara Arts, London

Wednesday, 30 May
– West End Centre, Aldershot, Hampshire

2010

Thursday 15th July
– Gyula Shakespeare Festival, Hungary

Tuesday 3rd August – Wednesday 4th August
– Shakespeare Festival in Gdańsk, Poland

Friday 13th & Saturday 14th August
– Rich Mix, London

2009

Wednesday 16th December, 7pm
– Christmas special – Theatre Royal, Bath

Sunday 28th June, 8pm
– Shakespeare Festival in the Neuss Globe, Germany

Friday 1st May, 5pm
– Harare International Festival of the Arts, Zimbabwe

2008

Oval House, London:
Tuesday 18th November – Saturday 13th December, 8pm

Friday 21st November
Audience question and answer session with the creative team

Tuesday 25th November
African Shakespeare? A post-show debate